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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 21, 2007 7:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Thanks, Stealz.....a smoker indeed

Long Beach Arena, 12/13/80

Set 1:
Feel Like A Stranger->
CC Rider
To Lay Me Down->
Minglewood Blues
Ramble On Rose
Lost Sailor->
Saint Of Circumstance->
Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias->
Fire On The Mountain->
Playin' In The Band->
Not Fade Away->
Black Peter->
Sugar Magnolia

E: One More Saturday Night

In a reply to my post yesterday about the 9/6/80 show from Lewiston, ME, Stealz said I might like this 80 show as well. Guess what? He's right on the money. Great show, no doubt. The AUD source is crisp and clear, the show is hot and steady. So far I'm through most of the first set and cannot wait for the second set. The Sugaree here is everything you could ever want in a Sugaree, the Minglewood is on fire. And the To Lay Me Down? Well, anytime you get a TLMD, you know Jerry is feeling it and ready to pour it all out. Boy, does he deliver. Just like he does on the Ramble on Rose. Can something be TOO pretty? Even only a few songs in, you can tell the boys are into it and are ready to deliver. I'll keep you updated as I progress further into this gem. Anyone want to come along?

Update 1: The Sailor/Saint gets 5 stars on the broken chair scale. Beware.

Update 2: Just as I was picking up the pieces of my shattered chair, the Deal set closer disintegrated it. Offfice Max loves shows like these.

Update 3: The Scarlet/Fire? You can't handle the truth. God knows my chair couldn't. I think I'll try an ottoman for awhile.

Update 4: You know that ottoman idea? Didn't know those suckers could implode.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2007-12-21 15:26:46

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Poster: billydlions Date: Dec 21, 2007 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks, Stealz.....a smoker indeed

1980 is probably one of the most underated years. I guess the heavy dose of Go to Heaven turns some people off, however the band was really on fire the whole year. I thought I read in someone's book that Jerry had cleaned up his act a little bit around this time and I'm certainly a believer after listening to many shows.

The whole week starting from 8/30 through 9/6 is way above average and ranks right up there with any other great week. Also 5/8, 5/10, 5/12 are great shows. Then of course the Warfield/Radio City run, and then the show that SDH references here. When I first found the Archives my favorite year was 1982. Once I started giving audience recordings a try it then became 1981, and now I'm starting to think that 1980 is at least an equal to '81.

By the way, lots of new sources are coming out via Charlie Miller and others so make sure you add some hard drive space for the holidays. new auds for the Warfield are very fine indeed as well as the Walker-Miller sources for some other 1980 shows.

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Poster: daliguana Date: Dec 21, 2007 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks, Stealz.....a smoker indeed

cover is for second set only
I agree - 1980 is under rated. I've not heard most of these shows and am having a great time visiting this year - thanks for the suggestions.

This post was modified by daliguana on 2007-12-21 16:12:49

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Poster: Stealz Date: Dec 21, 2007 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks, Stealz.....a smoker indeed

Glad you liked it, SDH. You gotta keep it chronological and give 12/14 a listen next. Long Beach was good of a back to back as you'll find from 1980. The Bertha opener rivals 5/28/1977 in my book and a solid lineup of Birdsong, Passenger, Candyman>Looks Like Rain, Don't Ease closes down the 1st set.

How do they open the 2nd set? Oh, nothing much, just Cold R&S>S&D, Must've/Roses, Estimated>Wheel. Are you kidding me? Close down with THOSE 5 and open back up with THOSE 5? And yes, the Stella is a "Stella" if you catch my drift (and I'm sure you do).

What appears to be the older source is a clean listen and the Joani/Paul/Charlie source is exactly what we've come to expect from that trio of names.

Enjoy and have a Safe and Happy Holiday SDH.

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Poster: wineland Date: Dec 21, 2007 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks, Stealz.....a smoker indeed

Stealz, that Joani Pauli Charlie source is outstanding. Thanks for posting this one! A perfect soundtrack to wrapping these xmas gifts.

Happy Holidaze one and all!

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Poster: Stealz Date: Dec 21, 2007 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks, Stealz.....a smoker indeed

Glad you are enjoying it wine. Good to see you round these parts.

Happy Holidays to you!